Robocop's greatest reporter, Mario Machado, has died at 78. According to The LA Times obituary he had Parkinson’s disease and died from complications of pneumonia.
In real-life, Mario Machado (whose real name was Mario Jose de Souza Machado) was an eight-time Emmy Award-winning television and radio broadcaster.
In 1970, he made televison history by becaming the first Chinese-American on-air television news reporter and anchor in the nation.
Machado played a generic reporter in several films like Rocky III (1982), Scarface (1983), and St. Elmo's Fire (1985).
But, to sci-fi fans, his greatest work was as Casey Wong in the three Robocop films. His dry delivery and soft smile perfectly compemented the horrific news reports he delivered for the Channel 9 show Mediabreak.
Robocop (1987) Deleted Scene: Final Media Break
Happy Trails Machado. We gave you three minutes. You gave us the world.
Do you remember Machado from the movies or TV?
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